Five kilometers out of Sommerwind the topography of the land is pulled into a series of ogive canyons, exagerrated into chevrons as they reach the escarpment of the Great Western Fault. On a sunny day, if you follow the ridge as far as Alium, a chain of inland lakes is visible opening and closing across the purple plains like a set of callipers or helices.
Over longer periods of tectonic time, over aeons wider than those described by civilisations or cultures, the pressures that wrench this land into plump blisters and gaudy crystalline fissures flickering with the kinetoscope of extended solar seasons, make the musculature of the continent elastic and contingent.
Dancing behind all of this with one finger pressed on the rewind button, one eye to the display and another to the receding time axis, we sense the parallel lines converging at some alpha point at the moment of origin, where the clay is flung onto the wheel and the craftsman is called away by some trifling distraction.
What we call a sense of design or composition might more accurately be considered in terms of a set of interventions or nudges to make the bricoleur feel himself (sic) to be in control of a process where there is no sense of completion and no sense of aesthetic, merely a frame that demarcates the area between here and here and an eyeblink that says now and not tomorrow.
Recorded July to September 2012 in Hoxton. Apart from track 5 - recorded in Caumont sur Durance. All tracks recorded, written and performed by Zali Krishna except for guest vocals on track 3 by Iona Tanguay.
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